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International landscape photography on display at GCC


BATAVIA, N.Y. -- Expanding the boundaries of education, students in Genesee Community College's Intermediate Photography Class have collaborated with teachers and students at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia to create an impressive photography exhibit which can be viewed by the public between August 15 - September 22, 2018 in GCC's Stuart Steiner Theatre.
The exhibit, entitled "Landscape Interaction/ Intervention" is the result of a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) assignment which brings the resources, teachers and students from GCC into a virtual classroom with those at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. The two institutions use Google Drive, e-mail and social media channels to share lectures and resources and to work collaboratively on progress critiques and assessments. For this assignment, students were challenged with expanding their knowledge of their surrounding landscapes while applying not only trans-national but trans-cultural and trans-photography concepts between the two countries.
In the artists' statement describing the exhibit, GCC student Kasey Edgerton names the rapid adoption of technology as the primary catalyst to the loss of humanity's "innate bond to nature" and its "alienation from the natural world." 
The complete show statement can be found on the GCC Photo Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1059534050893322&id=297711963742205&__tn__=K-R.
GCC invites the community to take advantage of its upcoming Cougar Weekend to visit the exhibit on September 22, 2018 as part of the weekend's festivities. The theatre lobby will be open from 12 p.m. till 3 p.m. and additional details are available at http://news.genesee.edu/news/2018/08/15/cougar-weekend-gcc-kicks-cougar-crawl.
The "Landscape Interaction/ Intervention" exhibit is simultaneously on display at GCC as well as the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. More of the student's work can be viewed online at https://interaction-intervention.weebly.com/.
For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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